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My Face to the Light: Alice Walker’s Thoughts about Christmas

As I was reading Alice Walker (best known for her book The Color Purple) collection of essays entitled Anything We Love Can Be Saved, I thought her ideas only represented me on an abstract – perhaps metaphorical level. I can relate to her situation only in certain aspects, others I can’t even begin to understand. […]

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12/29 Allah Knows, Zain Bhikha

‘Allah Knows’ by Zain Bhikha with Dawud Wharnsby Beautiful, sweet and heartfelt. Brought tears, I feel a reaching out and God moving through words, voices, music and harmony… wow! Lovely! Zain Bhikha with Dawud Wharnsby, Song: Allah Knows, Album: Allah Knows (2006), Label: Jamal Records, Video: Jamal Records. Today is Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year the […]

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12/26 Yamoré, Happy Kwanzaa

‘Yamoré’ – Salif Keita with Cesária Évora, music video Powerful, moving, sultry and poignant. Song about love and life by two African greats… wow… I love it. Magic! Salif Keita with Cesária Évora, Song: Yamoré, Album: Moffou (2002), Recorded at Les Studios De La Seine, Paris, France between July 15 & December 14, 2001. Label: […]

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12/25 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ sung by Libera Wonderful, sweet and full of light. Loved hearing these singing angels. Beautiful! Libera, song: ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’, album: Angel Voices 3 (1997), label: Music Club, distributor: Sony, video: TV morning show (I could find nothing else about the source of the video). Words and music: […]

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12/13 White Christmas, Crosby and Reynolds

‘White Christmas’ Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds Lovely, sweet and beautiful song. A walk down memory lane, when winter included horse-drawn sleigh rides and Christmas Holidays were filled with singing carols by the fire. Artists: Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds, song:’ White Christmas’, movie: Holiday Inn (1942) Paramount Pictures, Songwriter: Irving Berlin. Saint Lucia or […]

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